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Plug pulled on laptops

Tuesday, 12th February, 2013

Willyama High School Year 11 students, Thomas Elston and Ainsley Mercer, were some of the last to receive a laptop under a Federal Government scheme. Willyama High School Year 11 students, Thomas Elston and Ainsley Mercer, were some of the last to receive a laptop under a Federal Government scheme.

By Erica Visser

A Federal Government program which gives every high school student from Year nine and upwards a laptop is set to finish at the end of the year.

The Digital Education Revolution (DER), which was introduced by the Government in early 2009, supplied every Year nine, 10, 11 and 12 student with a laptop which could be used during class and at home.

With funding for the program ending this year, local principals are still not sure how to use this year's remaining laptops and what to do next year if the funding is not replaced.

Anxious wait for HSC results

Wednesday, 19th December, 2012

Fleur McKenzie (right) and Bianca Honson will know today how well they went in the HSC. Fleur McKenzie (right) and Bianca Honson will know today how well they went in the HSC.

By Emily Roberts

Year 12 students will receive their final scores from the Higher School Certificate today.

Two girls who will be sitting by their phone or computer are Fleur McKenzie and Bianca Honson.

"I've been trying not to think about it," Fleur said.

School jobs slashed

Thursday, 22nd November, 2012

By Darrin Manuel

The Broken Hill District Education Office appears set to lose around half of its staff but the NSW Education Minister doesn't know exactly which jobs are being cut.

Department of Education and Community documents obtained by the BDT confirm that 7.5 of the 16 positions at the local office will be "deleted" as part of a "restructure".

'Call off the cuts'

Friday, 2nd November, 2012

By Erica Visser

Public and private schools want the State Government to reduce massive cuts to education funding after it was revealed that the State is $1 billion better off than it had estimated.

The revelation was made on Wednesday when the NSW auditor- general found the missing $1 billion hidden in Treasury's accounting errors.

Students sign up for courses at TAFE

Thursday, 28th June, 2012

TAFE student Julie Nicholas with Information Technology teacher Robynne Sanderson at yesterday’s enrolment day. TAFE student Julie Nicholas with Information Technology teacher Robynne Sanderson at yesterday’s enrolment day.

By Gayle Ball

TAFE opened its doors to prospective students yesterday and those who missed the enrolment day will be pleased to know they can still
sign up for courses at the college.

The enrolment day provided the chance for people to ask questions and familiarise themselves with TAFE services and support.

TAFE Broken Hill's Educational Support Officer, Byron Hooker, said the college's business, management, retail, information technology, traditional trades and hospitality courses had secured enough numbers to run in the second semester.

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